Thursday, February 25, 2010

Invite Me to Pro'll learn more

So why did we just spend three or four years watching these guys play college football if we're going to invite the ones we know MOST about to do simple tests of athleticism? I mean, if a guy has 85,000,000 rushing yards in major D-1 football but runs a 4.9 40-yard dash, we shouldn't draft him? It is funny because they only invite 40 guys...40 guys we know TONS about...and what does that really tell us? Nothing...except makes guys who worked hard for 4 years to prove how good they are at FOOTBALL look bad on an off-day, and guys who weren't quite as good can somehow convince you they will be better in the pros because you didn't know they could jump 46 inches.

It would be funny if they did pro day for professionals.

You show up with your resume and your references from past successes, and then they put 40 of you out there to do math problems in your head, spelling contests, words per minute typing, and crap like that. Now THAT would be hilarious. You'd have the experienced director looking terrible next to the sprouting college grad. It has nothing to do with the ability to do real work, but somehow it changes your perception.

This is similar to what happens at Pro Day. They aren't playing in game situations - they're displaying some basic skills that anyone could go out and perform well.

Love it.

I guess I can't blame them - I mean, they want to know everything they can about these guys they're going to overpay....BUT, it's still worth laughing about. Kind of like Signing Day. But I still like laughing at Signing Day more.

Still waiting for my call to participate in Pro Day. I think my in-the-head calculations could really impress some scouts. Don't even get me started on my words-per-minute.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

pro day is today! i know you'll be glued to the tv!! ;) xoxo- your boo

7:21 AM  
Blogger Matt Grim said...

I challenge you to a professional date, good sir.

3:45 AM  

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